Ward Hough

July 12, 1936 ‒ December 21, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ward Hough was born in Lebanon Missouri July 12th 1936. He passed away Dec. 21st at home in Mount Vernon OH surrounded by 5 generations of family members.

After graduating from Sand Creek High School, he joined the Army where he served as a Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Artillery Division.

Ward is survived by 3 sisters, Kathy (Jeff) Sallows, Sue Hobbs, Rita (Jamie) McGowan ); 2 children, Mike Hough and Mark Hough; 9 grandchildren, Brandon(Brandi) Palms, Tisha (Eric) VanHouten, Tiffany (Chad) Apaliski, Jason (Melissa) Hough, Bria Palms, Christine (Jacob) Judy, Nicole(Rob Metcalf) Hough , Sierra (Rob) Reno and Kyleen (Mike) Brellahan;  18 great-grandchildren;  6 great-great-grandchildren and along with a multitude of nieces and nephews too numerous to count, but they will know who they are.

Ward was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Kathleen O. Elliott who he married on Dec 30th 1955; father, Roy V. Hough; mother, Thelma Henson; brother, Doyle Eldon Hough; sister, Wilma Schoonover; daughter, Wendy Hough;  and a great-granddaughter, Brittany N. Jenkins.

Ward will be cremated then laid to rest at Sand Creek Cemetery, Sand Creek, Michigan alongside his wife on Memorial Day, May 27th 2019

There will be a gathering at Weston Methodist Church following the service.

To share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ward Hough.



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  • Mark, sorry to hear about your dads passing. I also enjoyed working with him at TRW. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of Ward’s passing, I also remember our time at Kelsey-Hayes fondly. He loved his family and the love your family has shown him over the years by taking care of him was beautiful to witness. Prayers to the family ~Beth McNeil-Shaw

  • Tisha & family – I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.